It look like NVIDIA may soon lift the ban on custom GTX TITANs.
ZOTAC GTX TITAN X Arctic Storm (ZT-90402-10P)
ZOTAC is the first manufacturer to offer custom hybrid cooling for TITAN X. In fact, apart from EVGA’s GTX TITAN X ACX 2.0 cooler which is sold separately, and GTX TITAN X HydroCooper, this is the only TITAN X sold with custom cooling with no modifications required.
ZOTAC’s Arctic Storm is a hybrid cooler is a dual-slot and triple-fan solution with custom water block, which can optionally be used with existing liquid cooling. Cards like these are perfect combination between performance and compatibility with new products. You can stick to the air-cooling, or connect a water loop in case you need more cooling efficiency. Plus you don’t have to buy 100 EUR-worth water block.
The fun fact, ZOTAC’s renders are using PG401 PCB, which is in fact GTX 980 PCB. These are pure photoshops, not a real PG600 PCB from TITAN X (just saying).
ZOTAC’s GTX TITAN X is factory-overclocked. Card is running at 1026 / 1114 MHz, with memory clock at 7 GHz. Despite no real picture used for the renders, card is likely using reference PCB with two power connectors (6+8pin).
ZOTAC has not commented on the pricing. Also, in case you’re wondering, ZOTAC is actually making GTX 980 Ti with the same cooler too.
I’m just wondering, why now? Is reference TITAN-X not good enough to compete with Fiji?